Jimmy Mizen 10 Year Memorial
On Thursday 10th May, a memorial service and celebration was held in memory of Jimmy Mizen. The event at St George’s Cathedral in Southwark, led by Peter Smith, Archbishop of Southwark, was attended by the family and friends of Jimmy; Bill Griffiths, Chair of Trustees for the For Jimmy charity; London Mayor Sadiq Khan; Cressida Dick, Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police; politicians; other families affected by violent crime; and schools, including St Thomas More and Notre Dame Girls’ School.
The service focused on building communities and the importance of finding ways to engage with our young people. The Jimmy Mizen Foundation was started in 2009 in the hope of empowering young people to lead change, and to show young people the positive paths they can choose, regardless of turbulent home environments.
FOR JIMMY has built its legacy creating the Young Citizens Programme, Safe Haven Programme, Safety Conferences, Good Hope Cafes, and by holding countless fundraising events, to help show our children that they do have worth and they do have positive, meaningful roles to play in our society: a message that is so prevalent today in the resurgence of violent youth crime; we must guide our young people towards love, not hate. Barry and Margaret Mizen are an inspiration as to how we all should live our lives.
Our young people matter: they are the leaders of change.
Forgiveness, peace and hope. FOR JIMMY